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04/15/14

Founder of Michael B. brand dies at 64

Michael Bogosian, founder of fine bridal brand Michael B., died April 8 from a heart attack. He was 64 years old. 

04/15/14

Report: Kate Moss returning to David Yurman

Model Kate Moss is reportedly shooting a campaign with David Yurman next week, marking a reconciling between the model and designer after a not-so-amicable split in 2011.

04/15/14

Alor ordered to stop selling Charriol-like jewelry

A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction barring Alor from selling jewelry that allegedly infringes upon Charriol’s cable trademarks and from publicly claiming that Charriol is being “rebranded” as Alor. 

04/11/14

Rock Vault returns to Couture with more designers

Stephen Webster is bringing the Rock Vault, a curated group of British designers eager to introduce their work to U.S. buyers and press, back to Couture this year.

04/10/14

5 new, potentially good releases

National Jeweler peruses online book discussion site GoodReads to find four recently published books that could add to a jeweler’s business acumen, and then throws in an extra one just for fun.  

04/10/14

Investigation into actions of NY jeweler expands

Police say that jeweler Paul Blarr, who has been accused of selling diamond simulants as natural diamonds, also may have been misrepresenting colored gemstones and selling gold-plated jewelry as karat gold. 

04/10/14

Industry vets partner to sell 3D printers

Two longtime industry players have teamed to start a new company called Proto Products that sells products for 3D printing and casting and provides support for the trade. 

04/09/14

For affluents, online advice tips the buying scales

The latest Survey of Affluence and Wealth found that well-to-do Americans today are relying more on online reviews than brand messaging or salespeople’s opinions when deciding what to buy.  

04/09/14

Emerging designers, the Gallery is now open

Up-and-coming jewelry designers who would like to show their work in the JA New York Summer show’s New Designer Gallery can now apply to exhibit.